Container removal began again this morning after stopping
yesterday afternoon due to high winds.
As at 2pm today, a total of 36 containers had been removed from
Weather conditions remain good for container removal at
Work on skimming the remaining oil in the number 5 starboard
tank is continuing.
Targeted clean-up operations around the region continued today,
with surf washing at Papamoa Beach, and other operations underway
at the Mount and Leisure Island.
With many people out on Tauranga beaches today, we have
received a number of reports of oil sightings to 0800 OIL SPILL.
Beach users are reminded not to touch the oil. Please report it and
our beach clean-up crews will respond to it. It is vital that oily
sand is disposed of correctly, through the consented waste disposal